Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Fence

The Fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer ...a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said “you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.” You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted to say something you will regret later.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Why Jerith, ornamental fence

  • Why choose a Jerith aluminum fence? – When you choose a Jerith Premier Aluminum Fence, you get the years of experience in engineering, design, and manufacturing from the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence. As the only fence manufacturer to extrude its own fence materials in a dedicated facility, Jerith fences offer high-tech titanium-bearing aluminum and an exclusive multi-layer FencCoat Powder Coat finish that has a lifetime limited warranty against cracking, chipping, and peeling. When you buy Jerith, you’re buying the best, made right here in the USA. Sterling Fence Inc. has been the premier Jerith dealer in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul market for 35 years and continues to be impressed with the quality ans attention to detail the Jerith has maintained.

  • Is Aluminum Jerith ornamental fence the right choice?

  • Do aluminum fences stand up to harsh weather? – One of the greatest benefits of choosing top-quality aluminum ornamental fencing, like the Jerith products offered by Sterling Fence Inc, is its ability to withstand any weather conditions. From open designs that let the wind blow through to high-tech coatings that have a lifetime limited warranty, along with the tough, rust and corrosion free materials, weather can’t damage your aluminum ornamental fence.

  • Where does Sterling Fence Inc work,,,,do you come to....??

    The fencing contractors at Sterling Fence Inc. install chain link, wood panel, vinyl and ornamental fence. We are a full-service fencing company that provides service throughout the Twin Cities including Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Hopkins, Edina, Richfield, Columbia Heights, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Excellsior, Wayzata, Orono, Maple Plain, Long Lake, Medina, Minnetrista, Mound, Waconia, Watertown, Delano, Cologne, Victoria, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, Jordan, Savage, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Farmington, Rosemount, Eagan, Elko, New Market, Maple Grove, Rogers, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Osseo, Ham Lake, Andover, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, New Brighton, Mounds View, Shoreview, St. Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, Little Canada, North St. Paul, South St. Paul, Oakdale, White Bear Lake, Dellwood, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Stillwater, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Hugo and Forest Lake, MN. We are insured and licensed to operate in the state of Minnesota.

    Western Red Cedar price pressure in 2013

    North American Lumber Prices Forecast to Soar in 2013 and Reach Record Highs in 2014

    International Wood Markets Group
    New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away
    With the return of a demand-driven wood products market in 2012 – due to rapidly increasing housing starts in the U.S. – it is now forecast that lumber and panel prices will move to new highs in 2013 and record highs for lumber in 2014. A North American “super-cycle” has been predicted by Wood Markets since 2008 as a result of emerging supply-side constraints (mainly on forests and logs) as well as changing demand dynamics, but the global financial crisis that started in late 2008 and an unusually slow U.S. housing market recovery have delayed this event until 2012.
    With the expectation of strong growth in U.S. housing starts over the next five years, combined with a better balance in the housing inventory and a recovering economy, the U.S. supply chain is expected to become overwhelmed at times during the next five years, allowing wood products prices to soar.
    While there are a number of assumptions that are required to maintain steady economic growth, a strong wood products recovery amidst a tightening timber and mill supply base is still expected.
    These and other findings on U.S. and Canadian lumber markets as well as forecasts for all engineered panels were released in December by Wood Markets in its eighth edition report, "WOOD Markets 2013 • The Solid Wood Products Outlook • 2013 to 2017."
    The report examines an overall tightening of the global timber supply base, but forecasts that it is mainly in North America where scarcities will be felt. With China now importing more and more logs and lumber from North America and with U.S. demand now rebounding, some key structural constraints are expected to keep log and lumber supplies tight relative to demand growth, including a collapse of the Russian logging sector in 2009 from the global financial crisis where log exports are now less than 40% of their 2007 level as they continue to decline in 2012. Changes to the Russian log export tax will continue to leave Russian log exports less available and expensive.

    At Sterling Fence Inc, we have purchased supplies this year ahead of any price increases in order to insure stable retail prices in this years building season,